This is a bit of an old school thing to do on a website, but I want to help you new brides and grooms out a little during this crazy time of wedding planning. I know from speaking to many of my clients that they never know where to start with wedding photography let alone florists, jewellers, hair stylists and other wedding suppliers.
There are so many great suppliers out there so how do you go about separating them? You need to do the same as if you were shopping on Amazon, read the reviews and take on board recommendations…simple.
All the guys and girls below I have worked with and trust to deliver you a great service. I absolutely wouldn’t recommend anyone to you I didn’t feel lived up to my own standards. After all it’s my reputation on the line as well now I have made this page!
Take a look through and see if there is anyone you like, if you click on the logo or image it will take you straight through to their site, and don’t forget to tell them I sent you 🙂
Pretty Please by Katie
When you visit Katie’s website you will see that she looks familiar, that’s because she is my wife. However, I am recommending Katie because she is great at what she does. To be honest I don’t know a Chignon from a Waterfall Braid, but plenty of other knowledgeable people do and she has the trophies on our mantelpiece to prove it. Katie is the Kent Wedding Hairdresser of the year 2016, she has been listed as one of the top 50 hair stylists and make-up artists in the country on Go Hen, she was a finalist in the South East Wedding Industry Awards 2015 and has been nominated in the Kent Women in Business Awards 2017. Need I say more.
Based in the Royal Start Arcade in Maidstone and run by Ben Wells a Hatton Garden trained jeweler. They specialize in custom-made engagement and wedding rings as well as other diamond jewelry. The best thing about these guys is the workshop is on site with the shop so you can see your ring being made. They also offer ‘Make your own ring’ experiences, how cool is that?
Usually, by the time my clients make their way to me that have a venue booked, but just in case you don’t and you want a private venue in the Kent countryside, with amazing food then this is the place for you. Karen and her team run a tight ship and pride themselves on their two AA rosettes and being in the top ten best places to eat in Kent via the Taste of Kent Awards. Did I mention its also a restaurant, so book a table now, I recommend the Hake.
Katy, not my wife, is an amazing cook from Whitstable in Kent. The Minno Kitchen offer bespoke catering for weddings, private dinner parties and corporate events. I photographed a “Day in the life” for Minno Kitchen at Great Higham Farm in Doddington Kent last Christmas. The food was immense and Katy always dleivers service with a smile. Check out my blog post from the day to see Katy in action.
Lotty’s is a Faversham based business like myself but situated in the historic market square in the town. Charlotte and her team offer bespoke contemporary designs with uncompromising attention to detail. I know this first hand as I photographed a “Day in the life” for them recently. To see more of their work go over to my blog to see the crew hard at work creating some wonderful wedding bouquets.
Another Faversham based business, that offers event dressing services and those brilliant illuminated letters for your wedding or event. Sarah and David are the kindest people and have been in the wedding industry for almost ten years, that is a lifetime for people in this kind of work and they maintain their position in the industry because they are so good at what they do. They opened a shop in Preston Street, Faversham in January 2017 where you can buy lights for your home or chat to them about all your wedding needs!
I’m all about good local Kent businesses and bespoke products, so Edge Framing fit in perfectly with this ethos. Once I’ve taken your wedding photo’s you are going to need them framed and Bev offers a friendly and creative service and can always find something to suit your style. Edge are based in the lovely seaside town of Hythe, so combine a visit to see Bev with a walk by the sea and a bag of chips.